Booking a Test - Over the phone - CALL 119
If you do not have internet access, then call 119 to book a test.
Not sure about winter illnesses? Check out some advice from our local authority:
Cough, colds and sneezes:
As is normal, with schools returning we have seen a surge in the prevalence of common colds. For clarity, the current guidance is, irrespective of whether it is preceded by common cold symptoms, if a child develops a high temperature or a cough it must be treated as a possible COVID-19 symptom, the child must isolate and get tested.
The NHS provides a more detailed definition for each of the three COVID-19 symptoms, which may be helpful:
Children who may cough because they have asthma?
Any cough different/worse to what is recognised as ‘expected’ or ‘normal’ in a child’s asthma treatment plan (or based on the family’s knowledge of their condition if there is not a treatment plan) fitting the COVID-19 cough definition (above) should be treated as suspected COVID-19, especially if accompanied by high temperature.
So for asthmatic children:
Supporting families in partnership with the DFE. A new and innovative programme across England that co-ordinates a dynamic sector response to children's needs. Targeted support is available for those who are vulnerable and in need of additional support. Support is accessible for:
Barnardo's is convening a network of national and local community based partners to work together to identify and provide front line support to these children and their families.
The services available include:
Online digital support
Re-integration into Education
In order to refer to the service an application must be made and can be found here: